CMCC #79 - Wishing You Joy

Hi everyone,

It’s time again for Colour Me Card Challenge CMCC#79 and for this week’s color, we will be using Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay & Marina Mist color palette, which I think it is a very clever mix.

Are you ready to get crafty and show us your best greeting cards, 3D projects, scrapbooking, digital or traditional paper crafts, costumes, etc. Only the colours indicated may be used for your project but neutrals such as black, gray, white, vanilla, skin colours and kraft are also welcome.

This is what I have created for this week’s challenge,

Step by step instructions

  1. Tape four sides of card base with masking tape to form a uniform border around the card.
  2. Draw a slight curve across to form the ground using Distress Marker - Gathered Twigs.  Use wet paint brush and apply the water to the distress marker line, letting the brown color blend into the background. If the color is too light, transfer distress marker ink to acrylic block and use wet paint brush to pick up the color and add more brown shade.  I wanted it light as this week’s challenge focus is on Bermuda Bay & Marina Mist.
  3. Apply Distress Marker - Stormy Sky ink to acrylic block and use a large wet paint brush and water color the sky area.
  4. Use Distress Marker Spritzer and spritz Distress Marker - Peacock Feathers over the sky area.
  5. Stamp images and sentiment from Mama Elephant - So Breezy using Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink.
  6. Color the sentiment “JOY” and kite using Distress Marker - Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky.

You will notice some of the spritz are clear while some are a little blurry.   The trick that I used is to have part of the background slightly wet when I spritz Peacock Feathers on it.  This technique will give an illusion of different dimension although it is actually done on a single layer card.

Let’s take a look at the beautiful works from the rest of the Design Team Members,

Antonia Speelman

Bhavana Kesarkar

Brenda Hofstatter

Hayley Kew

Jinny Newlin

Julia Wilson

Kim Heggins‏


Tara Bourgoin

Valentyna Komisarenko‏

Here’s a closer look at the stamp set, a little different from the usual and what I like about this set is the silhouette images, something bold and really stand out.

The spritzer I am using is Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer.  It has been in the market for awhile but I still find this tool very good to use for creating this kind of background.  It is compatible with various markers and not just Distress Markers.  I use this with my Copic Markers as well.

Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer

Check out my other project using this tool.

So, hop on to the challenge at CMCC and join in the fun!

Tools and Supplies


    • Ink A Paper says:

      Thanks Valentyna, I really like this spritzer and you can either hold it near or further away from the paper and it will have different intensity of the splatter.

  1. zedsquaredcrafts says:

    Ren, you are seriously so talented! I love your cards, and I absolutely adore your step by step instructions. That tip about the slightly wet background to give dimension to the splatter is genius! I can’t wait to give it a try. :) Julia

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Julia, it’s my pleasure to share with fellow crafters. I look forward to seeing your work with that little tip :)

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